Ambiance & Radiance Skins and Speed Dial Backgrounds

opera-ambiance-maverick

Get the Speed Dial backgrounds!

These Speed Dial backgrounds are just slight modifications of the current default background. To install them, simply click on the image to open it, right click and select “Use Image as Speed Dial Background“.

Gimp -> Colorize -> Hue: 325; Saturation: 40; Lightness: 0;

Gimp -> Colorize -> Hue: 325; Saturation: 40; Lightness: -10;

Gimp -> Colorize -> Hue: 180; Saturation: 0; Lightness: -65;

Gimp -> Posterize -> 6

Gimp -> Posterize -> 6 && Gimp -> Colorize -> Hue: 180; Saturation: 0; Lightness: -65;

Gimp -> Curves -> 24x217; 97x161; 217x37;

Gimp -> Colorize -> Hue: 13; Saturation: 100; Lightness: -16;

Gimp -> Colorize -> Hue: 10; Saturation: 80; Lightness: -30;

Gimp -> Colorize -> Hue: 55; Saturation: 35; Lightness: 0;

Gimp -> Colorize -> Hue: 18; Saturation: 80; Lightness: -30;

Gimp -> Colorize -> Hue: 35; Saturation: 25; Lightness: 0;

In the screenshot above, I’m using the second background. Feel free to post your results if you’d like to tweak the background to make it match closer!

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98 Responses to “Ambiance & Radiance Skins and Speed Dial Backgrounds”


  • using Opera 10.53 Opera 10.53 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux i686; U; fr) Presto/2.5.24 Version/10.53

    Isn’t the pink colour a little lady-like?

    • using Opera 10.54 Opera 10.54 on GNU/Linux x64 GNU/Linux x64
      Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; en) Presto/2.5.24 Version/10.54

      haha, sure it is, but for some reason Ubuntu decided to go with those colors. I guess it would look better with a darker shade or something. Maybe I can come up with a better background. :P

  • using Opera 10.53 Opera 10.53 on GNU/Linux x64 GNU/Linux x64
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; en) Presto/2.5.24 Version/10.53

    Love the work, but seems to be an issue when wrapping tabs to multiple lines. The dark background color for tabs is only applied to the bottom row of tabs…

  • using Opera 10.54 Opera 10.54 on GNU/Linux x64 GNU/Linux x64
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; en) Presto/2.5.24 Version/10.54

    Updated skin and new Speed Dial backgrounds.

  • using Google Chrome 5.0.375.55 Google Chrome 5.0.375.55 on GNU/Linux x64 GNU/Linux x64
    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US) AppleWebKit/533.4 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/5.0.375.55 Safari/533.4

    Hey, it seems nice in the screenshots, but how do I install it? Thanks for answering :D

  • using Opera 10.53 Opera 10.53 on GNU/Linux x64 GNU/Linux x64
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; en) Presto/2.5.24 Version/10.53

    Never mind… I was opening from chorme, figured out how already, thanks! nice job! Skin is great :D

  • using Opera 10.54 Opera 10.54 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux i686; U; en) Presto/2.5.24 Version/10.54

    Nice work. Can you make the same adjustments for Radiance skin? I prefer the lighter version of default theme.

    Thanx!

    • using Safari 4.0 Safari 4.0 on iPod iOS 3.1.3 iPod iOS 3.1.3
      Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16

      Sure. I probably won’t keep it up as much as the ambiance skin, but I’ll put one together for you shortly.

      • using Opera 10.54 Opera 10.54 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
        Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux i686; U; en) Presto/2.5.24 Version/10.54

        Wow, that was fast. Thanks. I was going to look into it :D myself, but you beat me to it… :)

        • using Safari 4.0 Safari 4.0 on iPod iOS 3.1.3 iPod iOS 3.1.3
          Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16

          The beauty of iPhones/iPods, haha, I can reply even when I’m out at the pub. : )

          I wrote a script to modify what I need so it’s practically effortless. I just won’t be back to put it together for a few hours. :p

          • using Opera 10.54 Opera 10.54 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
            Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux i686; U; en) Presto/2.5.24 Version/10.54

            Yeah, I saw that you posted from iPod (?!?) after I clicked “Submit”. Anyway, thanks again… Maybe I could continue to maintain that skin with proper credits given to you of course. It would be too bad for Linux Opera users to torture their eyes with some :D weird skins ^^

    • using Opera 10.54 Opera 10.54 on GNU/Linux x64 GNU/Linux x64
      Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; en) Presto/2.5.24 Version/10.54

      I’ve been working on this, but something is wrong with either Opera or my script and it’s not accepting the modifications that I’ve made properly. I can’t figure it out yet, but I’ll post it as soon as I figure out what is going wrong.

  • using Opera Mini 5.0.18302 Opera Mini 5.0.18302 on Android Android
    Opera/9.80 (Android; Opera Mini/5.0.18302/18.684; U; en) Presto/2.4.15

    If by not accepting chages you mean that instead of skin color Opera draws just gray then I’ve expirienced it myself too.

  • using Google Chrome 5.0.375.55 Google Chrome 5.0.375.55 on Windows 7 Windows 7
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US) AppleWebKit/533.4 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/5.0.375.55 Safari/533.4

    How to remove titlebar in opera 10.54 on ubuntu 10.04 ?

    • using Opera 10.60 Opera 10.60 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
      Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux i686; U; en) Presto/2.5.27 Version/10.60

      I don’t think that is possible. At least not now. But since this is still Alpha version of software, we’ll just have to wait and see what Opera will do in full version :)

      • using Opera 10.70 Opera 10.70 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
        Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux i686; U; en) Presto/2.6.31 Version/10.70

        It can be done with Compiz. From CompizConfig Settings Manager (might have to install it first) goto Window Decoration and where it says Decoration Windows add the text “(!title=Firefox) & (!title=Opera)” (or just the Opera part if you don’t want it to do firefox too).

  • using Firefox 3.6.3 Firefox 3.6.3 on Ubuntu 10.04 x64 Ubuntu 10.04 x64
    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; es-CL; rv:1.9.2.3) Gecko/20100423 Ubuntu/10.04 (lucid) Firefox/3.6.3

    Excelente el Skin, gracias!

  • using Opera 10.60 Opera 10.60 on GNU/Linux x64 GNU/Linux x64
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; en) Presto/2.5.27 Version/10.60

    New Radiance skin is now available for Opera 10.60+ by request from MeanEYE (it may also work with 10.5x, but I’ve not tested yet).

    I also released an update to the Ambiance skin!

    To use the default Speed Dial images for these, make sure to clear the image path you currently have entered in the Speed Dial config dialog and click OK.

    Enjoy!

  • using Opera 10.60 Opera 10.60 on Windows 7 Windows 7
    Opera/9.80 (Windows NT 6.1; U; en) Presto/2.5.27 Version/10.60

    Please do not copy the default skin, but rather make a new skin and only include the changed elements. Make this new skin fall back to the standard skin. That would make the skin 50k instead of 750k and would be the proper way to make them.

  • using Opera 10.60 Opera 10.60 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux i686; U; de) Presto/2.5.27 Version/10.60

    Hey, nice work, since the improvemens in your skin are on a very different area then mmy Opera Ubuntu 10.04 Skin, i would like to ask you, if you allow me to use the matching backgrounds and the progress/load-bar for my skin.

    greetings MaxFragg

  • using Opera 10.60 Opera 10.60 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux i686; U; en) Presto/2.5.27 Version/10.60

    amazing I use it forever :D

  • using Opera 10.53 Opera 10.53 on GNU/Linux x64 GNU/Linux x64
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; en-GB) Presto/2.5.24 Version/10.53

    I like the skin, but how do i set the speed dial background to the default? Setting the Skin to Default doesn’t change this

  • using Opera 10.60 Opera 10.60 on GNU/Linux x64 GNU/Linux x64
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; en) Presto/2.5.27 Version/10.60

    Awesome work.

  • using Opera 10.60 Opera 10.60 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux i686; U; en) Presto/2.5.29 Version/10.60

    Hey,

    I was wondering, do you keep some sort of change log for those skins. Or perhaps post a version/change date on page itself.

    Am keeping an eye on this page but remembering exact filename can be troublesome after longer periods of time and I have to view file name before downloading in order to see if it was changed.

    Thanks

  • using Opera 10.60 Opera 10.60 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux i686; U; nb) Presto/2.5.29 Version/10.60

    Thanks allot for this nice skin. It made my day!

  • using Opera 10.60 Opera 10.60 on GNU/Linux x64 GNU/Linux x64
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; en) Presto/2.6.30 Version/10.60

    I’ve updated the skins so changes to the 10.60 final skin are now included. They are very minimal, but you can install the new skins (linked above) if you want to get the tweaks.

    I’ll be posting these skins on My.Opera in the official skins repository very soon so keep an eye out!

  • using Opera 10.60 Opera 10.60 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux i686; U; en) Presto/2.6.30 Version/10.60

    Thank for the skin.

  • using Opera 10.60 Opera 10.60 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux i686; U; pt-BR) Presto/2.6.30 Version/10.60

    thanks !! very nice !

  • using Opera 10.60 Opera 10.60 on Windows 7 Windows 7
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; U; en; rv:1.9.1.6) Gecko/20091201 Firefox/3.5.6 Opera 10.60

    Hi! I love these skins to death (especially Radience)! I only have one “small” problem: I tried to use them on Windows 7, too, and they work fine, except the minimize-restore-close buttons keep disappearing when the menu bar is hidden. Hovering the mouse above them makes them appear but when I minimize Opera then restore it they’re gone again. Aside from this problem, the skins work perfectly. Could you please do something about this?

  • using Opera 10.60 Opera 10.60 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux i686; U; nb) Presto/2.6.30 Version/10.60

    I just wanted to say that i love your skin. This is the absolutely best skin for Opera on Ubuntu. At first I was a little skeptical when I had to download the script thing but I downloaded it only because I trust you. I just wanted to know if there is any way to look at the source of your script thing.

    In the latest version I was a little worried when I saw the screenshot of the new redesigned buttons but I love them.

    Keep up the great work, making my Opera look beautiful on my favorite OS.

  • using Opera 10.60 Opera 10.60 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux i686; U; en) Presto/2.6.30 Version/10.60

    It’s great that somebody made a proper desktop integration theme for Opera; the one thing about those “unified window border and menubar” GTK themes is that they look terrible with a tabs-on-top browser with no menubar. Thankfully, your theme fixes that.

    However, I’ve noticed a regression in the latest version: The toolbar background matches the skin color properly, but the tabs are gray. It’s barely noticeable, but present. It’s there in your screenshot, too, so it’s not just my theme.

    • using Opera 10.61 Opera 10.61 on Ubuntu 10.10 x64 Ubuntu 10.10 x64
      Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; Ubuntu/10.10; en) Presto/2.6.30 Version/10.61

      Thanks. I’m working up an update at the moment to include some fixes released today with Opera 10.61 RC1. I’ve been trying to work the colors to integrate as much as possible and recently tweaked the tabs a bit.

      They are close to the Nautilus tab color, but still off just a bit. I’ll see if I can tune them up a bit. ;)

  • using Opera 10.61 Opera 10.61 on Windows 7 Windows 7
    Opera/9.80 (Windows NT 6.1; U; Windows/7; en) Presto/2.6.30 Version/10.61

    I think you should set pinned tab like Google Chrome theme…

  • using Opera 10.70 Opera 10.70 on Ubuntu 10.10 x64 Ubuntu 10.10 x64
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; Ubuntu/10.10 (maverick); en) Presto/2.6.31 Version/10.70

    I’ve just updated the Maverick skins with plenty of newly tweaked icons and fixed the refresh icon. Enjoy!

  • using Opera 10.70 Opera 10.70 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux i686; U; en) Presto/2.6.35 Version/10.70

    Great work!

    Can you help me out: I changed the attention color for tabs from green to Ubuntu orange, zipped the thing, moved it to ~/.opera/skin, but Opera doesn’t seem to accept it. :(

    TIA!

  • using Google Chrome 6.0.472.62 Google Chrome 6.0.472.62 on Windows XP Windows XP
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US) AppleWebKit/534.3 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/6.0.472.62 Safari/534.3

    cool!

  • using Google Chrome 6.0.472.63 Google Chrome 6.0.472.63 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US) AppleWebKit/534.3 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/6.0.472.63 Safari/534.3

    how to install it?

  • using Opera 11.00 Opera 11.00 on Ubuntu 10.10 x64 Ubuntu 10.10 x64
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; Ubuntu/10.10 (maverick); en) Presto/2.6.37 Version/11.00

    Updated the Ambiance Maverick skin with a less shiny inactive tab design and changed the attention bar (from green) to an orange dot that gives a little better contrast. (Props: sa1 for the feedback!)

    Hopefully its better. If not, let me know!

  • using Opera 11.00 Opera 11.00 on Ubuntu 10.10 x64 Ubuntu 10.10 x64
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; Ubuntu/10.10 (maverick); en) Presto/2.6.37 Version/11.00

    Updated the all skins for Opera 10.60+ so they are all compatible with Opera 11.00.

    There are detailing updates for the Ubuntu 10.10 skins. Changes include tabs and toolbars.

    Known issues at this time are only for the Ubuntu 10.10 Ambiance skin: Text is the Main Bar, Status Bar and hidden top Personal/Bookmarks Bar is difficult to read when its positioned at the top. Text in the Main Bar is also difficult to read when positioned on the left or right for the same reason.

    Enjoy.

    • using Opera 11.00 Opera 11.00 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
      Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux i686; U; en) Presto/2.6.37 Version/11.00

      The Radiance skin is looking nice. The In the Ambiance skin, you seem to be following my advice word-to-word, which is dangerous since I’m not a graphic designer as well. :). The dark background tabs do look nicer but the tabs have lost their beveled look.

      • using Opera 11.00 Opera 11.00 on Ubuntu 10.10 x64 Ubuntu 10.10 x64
        Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; Ubuntu/10.10 (maverick); en) Presto/2.6.37 Version/11.00

        I’m working on styling the inactive tabs similar to the minimize and maximize window control buttons. ;)

        That is the only other way that I know of to work them in over that title bar background without them looking too much out of place.

  • using Opera 10.63 Opera 10.63 on GNU/Linux x64 GNU/Linux x64
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; en) Presto/2.6.30 Version/10.63

    Great work. Thanks!

  • using Opera 10.63 Opera 10.63 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux i686; U; en) Presto/2.6.30 Version/10.63

    Hi, great skin, Im just having an issue with the buttons. From the photo, it looks like the buttons are in a monochromatic color scheme that complements the system theme. However, my installation seems to be using a colored scheme with orange for the Back/Forward/Home, blue for Refresh, and green for New Tab. Any ideas? I have no problem locating the old icons and replacing them in the skin folder if that would work, but I thought there might be a solution Im overlooking. Thanks a bunch, keep up the good work.

    • using Firefox 3.6.12 Firefox 3.6.12 on Ubuntu 10.10 x64 Ubuntu 10.10 x64
      Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9.2.12) Gecko/20101027 Ubuntu/10.10 (maverick) Firefox/3.6.12

      Check to make sure that you’ve not specified a “color scheme” the in Appearance options. If so set it to “None”.

      You can find that by going to:
      Menu -> Appearance… -> Skin -> Color scheme

    • using Firefox 3.6.12 Firefox 3.6.12 on Ubuntu 10.10 x64 Ubuntu 10.10 x64
      Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9.2.12) Gecko/20101027 Ubuntu/10.10 (maverick) Firefox/3.6.12

      Ah, nevermind, I see that you’re talking about the button icons. This was intentional to match the style of the same buttons found elsewhere in the OS theme.

      If you replace the icons, simply change to a different skin and back to apply the changes.

  • using Opera 11.00 Opera 11.00 on Ubuntu 10.10 x64 Ubuntu 10.10 x64
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; Ubuntu/10.10 (maverick); en) Presto/2.7.39 Version/11.00

    Updates to all Opera 10.60+ skins. This fixes the issues with the latest Opera 11 snapshot!

  • using Opera 11.00 Opera 11.00 on Ubuntu 10.10 x64 Ubuntu 10.10 x64
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; Ubuntu/10.10 (maverick); en) Presto/2.7.39 Version/11.00

    Updated skins to fix some issues with Tab Stacking. Also, by popular request, all skins now use the mono-colored address bar buttons rather than the nautilus style icons.

    Enjoy. Feedback welcome!

  • using Opera 10.63 Opera 10.63 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux i686; U; en) Presto/2.6.30 Version/10.63

    I just posted here to say… I love you.

    Seriously, this is just what I have been looking for. How come these Opera skins not be in My Opera? At least I didn’t find them when I searched for «Ubuntu»…

  • using Opera 11.00 Opera 11.00 on Ubuntu 11.04 x64 Ubuntu 11.04 x64
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; Ubuntu/11.04 (natty); en) Presto/2.7.62 Version/11.00

    Updated the Maverick skins to fix a few skin changes that were made to the official skin since my last update.

  • using Opera 11.01 Opera 11.01 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux i686; U; it) Presto/2.7.62 Version/11.01

    Would be great if Opera could use Notify OSD. Is there a way to use them? Maybe with an extension? It would be nice if you did an extension or something in order to use Ubuntu notification sistem, because the themes are wonderful and with Notify OSD the integration between Opera and Ubuntu would be perfect.

  • using Opera Next 11.50 Opera Next 11.50 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux i686; U; Edition Next; pt-BR) Presto/2.8.158 Version/11.50

    skin for ubuntu 11.04 ?

  • using Safari 5.0.2 Safari 5.0.2 on iPad iOS 4.3.5 iPad iOS 4.3.5
    Mozilla/5.0 (iPad; U; CPU OS 4_3_5 like Mac OS X; es-es) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8L1 Safari/6533.18.5

    Dios les bendiga en grande.

  • using Opera Next 12.00 Opera Next 12.00 on Ubuntu 12.04 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 x64
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; Edition Next; Ubuntu/12.04; en) Presto/2.10.282 Version/12.00

    Updated Opera Standard Ambiance skin for:
    * Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat
    * Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal
    * Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot
    * Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

  • using Opera 10.60 Opera 10.60 on GNU/Linux x64 GNU/Linux x64
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; en) Presto/2.5.27 Version/10.60

    If that doesn’t work (which it should), you ca always open one of the images above, right click and select -> “Use Image as Speed Dial Background”

  • using Opera 10.60 Opera 10.60 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux i686; U; en) Presto/2.5.29 Version/10.60

    Oh, if you are following Opera snapshot releases then there’s no need for change log or anything like that. I thought you were releasing skins because you changed something :D…

    Following snapshots is just fine, then whenever new snapshot is released by Opera Dev team, I’ll just pop here again and D/L new version :D…

    Thanx for the reply :D

  • using Opera 11.00 Opera 11.00 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux i686; U; en) Presto/2.6.37 Version/11.00

    Though I understand that the 10.54 skin is no longer updated, it looked rather nice. Is there any simple way I can get it working for Opera 11 alpha?

  • using Opera 11.00 Opera 11.00 on Mac OS X 10.6.4 Mac OS X 10.6.4
    Opera/9.80 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.6.4; U; en) Presto/2.6.37 Version/11.00

    With all of the changes that have been made to Opera since version 10.5x, I’d have to change quite a bit to get it working the same as the other skins.

    I’m always welcome to feedback and I’d be happy to help where I can. Are there specific differences that you prefer in one skin over the other? Also, which skin are you using and for Ubuntu 10.04 or 10.10?

    I originally used the default Opera button icons, however, I changed them to use icons that are specific to the Ambiance and Radiance themes so it would make Opera feel a little more integrated with the OS. Various color changes were made later to keep the skins matching their respective Ubuntu themes at my convenience, but that doesn’t mean I couldn’t make it even better. ;)

  • using Opera 11.00 Opera 11.00 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux i686; U; en) Presto/2.6.37 Version/11.00

    I am using the Ambiance theme on Maverick. I have no problems with the changed Opera icons, which look nice. What I don’t like is the shiny effect you have put on background tabs, which is either not coming off well or will take me a little getting used to. I would also have preferred a attention dot instead of the green bar. Also the Red menu button suited me better, I feel. :)

  • using Opera 11.00 Opera 11.00 on Ubuntu 10.10 x64 Ubuntu 10.10 x64
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; Ubuntu/10.10 (maverick); en) Presto/2.6.37 Version/11.00

    I’m not a graphic designer or anything like that and don’t claim to me, but I’m happy to hear criticisms about my work.

    What I was attempting to do was work the gradients of the Ambiance buttons into the tabs since the default tab design clashes in the title bar. I’ll try to rework it as much as I can, but if you’re good with graphs I’d love for you to post a picture of you’re idea of how they should be! I take no offense to your feedback and actually welcome them happily! I’m just glad you’re looking into my work. ;)

    You’re not the first person to mention the Opera menu icon. I was hoping to copy a Firefox design where the icon was gray scale, but if it doesn’t work then thats fine. I’ll do something different. :)

    About the attention dot. I’d rather not use red simply because red (by gui design) typically implies that there is a problem or that something wasn’t right. I was trying to mimic their alert scheme like they do with new instant messages or mail with the mail icon. Do you think an orange icon would fit? I’m trying to confine myself to the original color palette.

    Any mockup pics are graciously welcome. ;)

    I’ll do what I can to perfect it, but at the same time I’m trying my hardest as a non-graphic designer to follow the graphic theme. :)

    The tabs were a trial run. I see where you’re coming from, but if you have a suggestion for the style then I’d love to hear it!

    Thanks again for your feedback. ;) Without it, this skin would be horrid and tacky. :/

  • using Opera 11.00 Opera 11.00 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux i686; U; en) Presto/2.6.37 Version/11.00

    I meant no offense to you either. Your efforts on a skin are so welcome that I may have just switched back to Windows without it.
    Please note that I am not a graphic designer either so you have to take any advice from me with a grain of salt.
    Your theme in the present form is looking nice.( It is a big improvement over opera unix version) Its just that I am rather used to the Windows version. I am new to Ubuntu (I’ve used it in VirtualBox lots of times but never as a proper partition) and so my aim was to make Opera look as nice as it does on Windows and not Ubuntu integration.(though there’s no reason both things can’t happen :) ). The 10.54 skin was good enough for me for that purpose.
    A orange dot would look nice in my opinion. However I am not sure why a bar is not having the same alerting effect as the dot. Is it because of the fact that its a bar or is it because of the gradient on the tab?

  • using Opera 11.00 Opera 11.00 on Ubuntu 10.10 x64 Ubuntu 10.10 x64
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; Ubuntu/10.10 (maverick); en) Presto/2.6.37 Version/11.00

    Like I said before, your feedback is welcome. Good or bad. I take no offense, because most of the things people comment on are things I’ve questioned myself. :)

    I think I will soften the tabs (read: remove the 3d shine) and maybe try the Ubuntu orange (as seen in the Ubuntu logo in my user agent string for my comments).

    Sorry for my use of the word “criticism”. Its a strong word. :/ I really do appreciate constructive criticism though, so you’re comments are 110% welcome. :D

    I recently got a Mac and so I’m getting spoiled with the beautiful interface, but its very difficult to create this without trial and error.

    I’ll keep the updates coming if you’ll keep the feedback coming! :D

    I think you’re right about the green bar attention…since its positioned between the dark background (where it works great) and the lighter tabs (where its not as visible).

    I’ll make a few changes and post them soon. Its hard to tell how the progress is from the middle of it, but when I compare it to previous screenshots I’ve taken its beginning to look more and more natural. I just need more feedback like yours before I weed out the bad parts. :D

  • using Opera 11.00 Opera 11.00 on Ubuntu 10.10 x64 Ubuntu 10.10 x64
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    I’ve posted an update with changes to your suggestions for the attention icon and the inactive/hover tabs.

    Please don’t feel like you have to like my changes. If they aren’t what you were talking about I’ll keep trying. :D

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    You do work fast! :)
    The dot is already making me feel more comfortable. Two or three things more:
    What about a darker shade for the background tabs? (I am sure they would look better but I am not sure about how integrated it will look.)
    The edge of the background tab buttons are appearing slightly blurred. (in previous skins too but not in 10.54 one)
    I also just noticed that the bookmarks bar needs work.

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    That looks nice. Do you mean that the new close buttons would be similar to the one on the title bar? (Since I see that they have disappeared in that screenshot)

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    I’ve only disabled the close button from preferences.

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    Time to submit it to the Opera skins page?

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    They won’t accept it until I get rid of parts of the skin that can fall back to the default skin, but yes…when I find time I will start cleaning it up.

    There are a few quirks I’d like to fix before submitting it, but they aren’t all that bad. :D

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    After some days of use, I think I find tab tiles too hard to read.

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    titles*

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    Thanks man!
    Your blog rocks!

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